Aerospace engineer job description

Aerospace engineers are the people who will help design, maintain and build appliances such as aircraft parts and instruments and also find scientific discoveries for society. With the use of science and mathematics, they find a solution to technical issues. Some aerospace engineers also work on developing new products. This at times can be a difficult task since they must consider and include many factors, including: cost and effect, the functional requirements of the product, safety, and the design and testing of all the components included in the design.
Aerospace engineers also have responsibilities. Many work in maintenance, testing, and production. They are usually located in certain factories of plants and will assess and test the products. If the products fail, they will need to understand and conclude why it has failed. For this responsibility, they will also need to estimate the cost and effectiveness of each completed product or project.
In order to even be considered for an entry-level position as an aerospace engineer, the individual will need to have a bachelor’s degree in engineering (usually mechanical engineering, civil engineering, or electrical engineering fields). Though, those with a strong background and a degree in mathematics or natural sciences can also be considered for a position. In order to further a career as an aerospace engineer, a master’s degree is required.
Continued education is important as well. Since technology is ever growing, aerospace engineers must be able to stay on top of the newest information and education in order to achieve the best results. It is also mandatory and required for an aerospace engineer to be licensed. In order to become licensed, the individual will need to pass the ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) program, four years of work experience, and pass the state exam.
There are certain traits that an aerospace engineer should have. Besides having a passion for math, science and technology, they should also be creative and thirsty for more knowledge. Being inquisitive and never settling for results is important. Also being organized, detail-oriented, and analytical are great as well. While it is important to be analytical, it is also vital to be creative too. Being able to come up with “out of the box” solutions allows for new innovation and greater ideas. It is also vital that the individual be able to work and communicate as a team member and have interpersonal skills to get along with other workers.
Sources:
1. http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/17-2011.00
2. https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/advice/planning/jobprofiles/Pages/aerospaceengineer.aspx

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